Resume - GMAT Scores

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Avaneesh asked on Jun 09, 2017
Switching from life-science research to consulting. Targeting MBB and boutique life-science consultancies.

Hey,

I come from a research and development background in biotechnology and i recently took my GMAT. I did quite well - scoring 740. I wanted to know if i should include it in my Resume.

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Andrea
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replied on Apr 03, 2018
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I would hide anything below 700. If English is your first language or you went to English speaking institutions I would not put anything below 730.

Hope it helps,

Andrea

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Tyrion Lannister
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replied on Jun 10, 2017
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Dear Avaneesh,

It does not hurt to include your impressive GMAT score of 740 (which is in the 97th percentile if I'm not mistaken), but this question drives at a more fundamental issue: what your ultimate resume and application strategy here? You woud need to supply a little more information to guage the impact of the inclusion of this score. I refer to information such as your academic history, professional career to date, and the firms you to which you intend to apply...among other things.

Be aware that with certain firms and with certain application programmes (the traditional MBA autumn recruiting being a rather specific one), the 97th percentile impressive, but, by itself, not overly so. Therefore a comprehensive application strategy must support the inclusion of the score in your resume to create the maximum positive impact.

Good luck to you.

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Avaneesh on Jun 10, 2017

Good advice Tyrion, i put up more information on a new question. i'd love your thoughts.

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 04, 2018
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Hi,

Agree, would not put below 700-710

650 is unfortunately too low and will not provide you any extra points no matter what the tier is

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Clara
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replied on Jun 10, 2020
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Yes, sure!

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replied on Apr 04, 2018
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Hey,

Just to complement others comments: if you’re doing an MBA check if you don’t have university specific guidelines for your case. At LBS, we have a specific cut off point. Now of other unis with such guidelines

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Bruno

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Kanika on Jun 12, 2018

Hey, would not putting a gmat score be perceived negatively ? Also, can it be a reason for not being invited for an interview

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